Body Fat 39.7%
Obese- 39.7% Body Fat men
Men who exceed the normal body fat range have greater risk for heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, sleep apnea, osteoarthritis, gallbladder disease, fatty liver disease and some types of cancer.
Obese- 39.7% Body Fat women
Women with too much body fat range have greater risk for heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, sleep apnea, osteoarthritis, gallbladder disease, fatty liver disease and some types of cancer.
39.7% Body Fat Men
Body fat percentage is the percentage of fat in our body.
A small percentage of fat is essential for our body to function. We need a certain minimal amount of fat to insulate our tissues and organs and to regulate our body temperature.
Fat is also the way our body stores energy. The necessary amount of fat is called essential fat and the minimum percentage for survival is 3 to 5 percents in men.
As men get heavier and heavier gaining more fat, most of the fat is funneled right in the stomach.
The 39.7% level is characterized by more significant protrusion of stomach fat over the waist. This is the beer gut kind of look.
Waist circumferences can be 40+ inches for a man with 35% body fat.
39.7% Body Fat Women
Body fat plays a significant role in reproduction. Sex hormones are fat soluble and they are stored in the body’s fat layers. Women that have a low body fat produce a reduced amount of estrogen which can lead to an abnormal menstrual cycle, Amenorrhea, or the lack of a menstrual cycle.
When having a 39.7 percentage of body fat, the hips become even wider and the face and neck will appear rounder and more full.
Hip circumference can start approaching 40+ inches and waist circumference of 32+ inches.
Some belly fat may start protruding over the waist as well.
Calculate your body fat percentage
Percent body fat is the percentage of fat your body contains.
Exact body fat percentage cannot be precisely determined, but multiple methods are used to estimate it. You can use our body fat calculator to estimate your body fat percentage: